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Category: Black History

Racism, African American Women and Their Sexual Reproductive Health

The sexual and reproductive health of African American women has been compromised due to multiple experiences of racism, including discriminatory healthcare practices from slavery through the post-Civil Rights era. However, studies rarely consider how the historical underpinnings of racism negatively influence the present-day health outcomes of African American women. Although some improvements to ensure equitable healthcare have been made, these historical influences provide an unexplored context for illuminating present-day epidemiology of sexual and reproductive health disparities among African American women.

The Black Female Battalion That Stood Up to White Male Army

By Christina Brown Fisher – ( Published June 17, 2020 Updated Sept. 2, 2020 The latest article from “Beyond the World War II We Know,” a series from The Times that documents lesser-known stories from the war, looks at the 6888th Central Postal Directory Battalion, the largest unit of Black servicewomen to ever deploy overseas. In January 1945, …

History and Importance of the Negro National Anthem “

“Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” “Lift every voice and sing, Till earth and heaven ring, Ring with the harmonies of Liberty; Let our rejoicing rise, High as the listening skies, Let it resound loud as the rolling sea.” In 1900, James Johnson in celebration of Abraham Lincoln’s Birthday first wrote “Lift Ev’ry Voice and Sing” …